Seeking talented students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with the desire to study at a premier university, with scholars who are the best in their fields, who will train our nationís next generation of leaders, educators, scientists and engineers...
  • Stipends of $30,000 annually 2 years for full time study
  • Paid tuition and standard fees
  • Involvement in the supportive Bridge to the Doctorate community
  • Academic and career preparation
  • Mentoring by advanced graduate students
  • Research opportunities with faculty mentors
  • Participation in professional conferences and meetings
  • Preparation for a successful transition to a doctoral program
  • Training in teaching and learning methods
  • Academic enrichment workshops and support

    Fellowship Guidelines
    A total of 12 SUNY LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowships will be awarded.

    All interested candidates must:
  • Have participated in an LSAMP Program
  • Have obtained a Bachelors Degree in a STEM Discipline
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA is strongly recommended
  • Be accepted to and plan matriculate in a STEM Masters program at UB
  • Want to pursue a Doctoral Degree in a STEM discipline

  • Benefits of the Bridge to the Doctorate Program:

  • Gain research expertise chosen area of study
  • Faculty Mentorship
  • Resources to support student participation in workshops, seminars and professional development in STEM related topics
  • Professional and research travel opportunities
  • Seminars intending to focus on productive academic efforts, to demystify degree programs and to explain the intricacies of available career options

  • Financial support package:
  • 2-year fellowship of $30,000 per year for full-time matriculating students in good academic standing
  • Graduate school tuition and standard fee waiver
  • Paid health insurance

  • Application Requirements
  • Completed Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship application
  • Brief personal statement outlining academic interests and career goals
  • Undergraduate transcript
  • Resume or CV
  • Faculty letter of support outlining students’ potential for success in graduate school

    Application Requirements
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA strongly recommended
  • Participant in undergraduate LSAMP program or graduate from an LSAMP institution
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must meet UB graduate admission requirements in STEM academic department of choiceApplication
  • UB BD Fact Sheet



    Dr. Letitia Thomas, Project Director, UB BD
    Assistant Vice Provost, CADS/CPMC
    University at Buffalo Bridge to the Doctorate Program (UB BD)
    Center for Academic Development Services (CADS)
    Cora P. Maloney College (CPMC)
    255 Capen Hall
    Buffalo, New York 14260-1603
    Phone: 716-645-7301 Fax: 716-645-6027

    UB at a Glance
    The University at Buffalo (UB) is New York State's premier public center for graduate and professional education, as well as the state's largest and most comprehensive public university. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the University at Buffalo stands in the first rank among the nation's research-intensive public universities.

    The University offers a wide breadth of traditional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors that students may pursue. UB is unique in that it has identified several targeted strength areas of research including:

  • Aging and Chronic Diseases
  • Clinical and Translational Research
  • Extreme Events: Mitigation and Response
  • Information & Computing Technology
  • Integrated Nanostructured Systems and
  • Molecular Recognition in Biological Systems and Bioinformatics
  • These cutting edge disciplines are attracting top faculty, staff and students to the university. Students enrolling at UB will have access to our traditional STEM majors and these cutting edge and interdisciplinary disciplines that have recently emerged at our institution as a part of a comprehensive strategic planning process.

    From our state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities, to our experienced and committed faculty, to our investment in integrated technology resources, students graduate from UB with degrees that count and experiences that prepare them for the careers of the 21st Century.